Social Media Samples: New England Culinary Institute

As Associate Director of Communications and Enrollment at NECI (New England Culinary Institute,) one of my primary roles was to share exciting and interesting news with the school’s online community of alumni, potential students, faculty and fans.  By keeping posts concise and adding photos to supplement the messages, I enjoyed using Facebook as a platform…

Art FUN-damentals!

Survey Art classes can be a little daunting for an art teacher.  How are we supposed to cram every element, principle, medium, and history lesson into one semester?  How do we choose what stays and what we skip over?  What if the goals don’t match up with the state standards?  What if they do match…

Getting out of the Art Room!

While I love the Art room…with it’s colorful stacks of paper, endless bins of markers and colored pencils, and faint smell of acrylic paint or hot glue, sometimes you just have to GET OUT and look purposefully at the world. Gallery visits, museum tours, studio trips, or even just a neighborhood art walk will do…

Culture & Geography in the Art Room

I love to travel and share that love with my students.  Getting to write curriculum that crossed into geography, world history, foreign language, music, architecture, and art was a joy for my soul. We started with an analysis of flag designs from around the world, making note of graphic design elements and color choices.  From…

Photography Mentoring Program

Q: What do you do when your school wants you to create a big, robust digital photography program for your high school art students, but you don’t have any budget for cameras?? A: Start a mentoring program with a couple dozen of your favorite local photographers, of course! Building a meaningful mentoring program for my students…